Louis S. Osborne '40 (1923-2012) is recognized as a pioneer in high-energy physics, who developed many of the experimental techniques that are standard practice today. Osborne served on the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for many years, and during such time was granted a Fulbright Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Minna-James-Heineman Fellowship. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
After Webb, Osborne attended California Institute of Technology where he and studied under Nobel Laureate Robert A. Millikan. Upon graduation, he served in the US Navy, tending radar on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He received his PhD from MIT and conducted research in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science. It was here that he began performing some of pioneering experiments to measure the photo-production of mesons from nuclei and developed many of the experimental techniques that are now standard practice in high-energy physics.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.